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Re: Up and Down

Posted by Wanting to do right by George on 11/23/09
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    thank you for the feedback. :)

    On 11/20/09, GreyLady wrote:
    > On 11/19/09, Wanting to do right by George wrote:
    >> thank you again. i really appreciate your insite.
    >> can there be two flock leaders in the home? like me and my
    >> girlfriend? or will he always see one of us as a playmate and the
    >> other as the flock leader?
    > In an ideal world, you and your girlfriend and anyone else who lives
    > in the house can be flock leaders and can handle the bird. And your
    > bird will be friendly, to some degree, to any other person trusted
    > interact with your bird. However, few of us who live with Greys
    > anywhere near that ideal. It's most likely your bird will choose a
    > favorite person, whom he may or may not consider the flock leader.
    > That person may be the only one who can handle him without having to
    > always be alert to any thing from a nip to an occasional serious
    > bite. We must always remember they are not domesticated, tame
    > animals. They are wild creatures with strong instincts from living
    > in the wild, who do their best to live with us. Whoever that
    > favorite person is can change also. I know of situations where
    > almost over night, a Grey has changed it's preference from one
    > favored person to someone else in the home. There is just no way to
    > predict any of it. All we can do is to do our best and be prepared
    > to continue to accept and love the bird no matter what. It's all
    > part of the sometimes confusing situation of living with pretty much
    > any parrot and especially one as opinionated as a Grey.